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Old 10-06-2005, 09:45 PM
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I bought a book on interiors today, Its called "Custom Auto interiors" by Don taylor and Ron mangus. Ive been reading through it and it has several different ways of upholstery than what Ive read on here. But for several things they used this stuff they called "chipboard". Im just kinda curious about this stuff, because it seems like it would be easier to use in some cases than fiberglass mat. Anyone know where I could order some of this stuff to try my hand at it?
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Check this other forum discussion on chipboard...Some info on it. http://www.fefcholden.org.au/cgi-bin...num=1098411822 Chipboard is a manmade woodscrap/resin product. It absorbs moisture over time and can warp. I prefer 1/8" luan panels myself. There is also some flexible plastic panels that can also be used. I've always found the products I needed at places like Lowes.
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OK thanks man, I appreciate it. Ill check out lowes and home depot in the next day or so.


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I have that book, too, Brad. It's a great book! But I'm with 73oldsman; I prefer luan or plastic. Chipboard may be alright for shows cars (never seeing any real use), but bad news for any real drivers.

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Any wood product will absorb moisture and warp, and plywood will swell and delaminate if it gets wet enough. Wood products will also absorb odors, and if in a high humidity environment for a long time, can mildew. Remember - the only difference between an interior grade and an exterior grade of plywood is the glue used to bond the verneers together.

That said, Luan plywood still works very well for interior applications like door panels and such. I've found 1/8"-3/16" luan plywood (or door skins) work very well. I also use them for making templates and such. I've heard a lot about PVC and ABS plastic panels used for door panels and the like, but I've never used them.

Still, if you use any wood product to make door panels, cover the interior portion of the door that's covered by the door panel with a 6mil plastic sheeting (Visqueen) like the factory does, then apply the panel over it. This will protect the back side of the door panel from any water that may enter the door from rain, car washing, etc... It's a minor detail, but it'll keep the back side of your door panels dry.

Oh, and nice ride, Alan!
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Thanks, bro'!

And thanks for the good info!

I still haven't gotten around to doing my interior yet, but I want to use the PVC or ABS plastic when I do my door panels ... and other panels, too, with the interest of seeing how shaping that stuff might lead to some cool looking panel-work.

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I bought a book on interiors today, Its called "Custom Auto interiors" by Don taylor and Ron mangus. Ive been reading through it and it has several different ways of upholstery than what Ive read on here. But for several things they used this stuff they called "chipboard". Im just kinda curious about this stuff, because it seems like it would be easier to use in some cases than fiberglass mat. Anyone know where I could order some of this stuff to try my hand at it?
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Could you tell me what you think of the book?I've been looking for an interior book to try and learn from.Quite a few of the reviews i've read on amazon say that the book leans more toward rods,what do you think?I'd like to try and learn to do door panels and headliners.Does the book cover foam and fib erglass techniques?
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Could you tell me what you think of the book?I've been looking for an interior book to try and learn from.Quite a few of the reviews i've read on amazon say that the book leans more toward rods,what do you think?I'd like to try and learn to do door panels and headliners.Does the book cover foam and fib erglass techniques?
thanks and don'y mean to hijack your thread

I like the book. It does lean a little more towards rods that are meant for show and not for driving. Almost everything they teach in the book uses chipboard, and not once it said anything about plastic or plywood or fiberglass.
But it does talk about making your own seat covers that Im sure could be useful. It also talks about making your own armrests and convertible tops.


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You can learn alot just by looking at some of the articles posted in the "interior" forum of this site!
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You can buy chipboard from hobby lobby it's by the Matte board. The chipboard is cheaper if you buy it from Ron Magnus (he has a website).
I use it to make patterns.
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Where did the name come from?

Chipboard is also widely used to make covers for books. It orginally was a cheap product made from sweeping the floors at the paper mills. A lot of paper gets on the floor at paper mills from cut-offs, trimmings, and drips of wet paper from the screens. The floor also got a lot a metal from wear shavings, repairs and binding wire. These also were caught in the book cover stock. When it was cut to size in the cutters, the embeded metal would create a chip in the knife blade that would scar all other paper being cut. So everybody called it chipboard.
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Cheap Chipboard
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Chipboard is the worst wood product ever made, i will never use it for anything. Use Luan plywood , this is the best for your interior. I have been building furniture for over 30 years now and i will not build anything out of any kind of plywood, thats just not real furniture.I build all my cabinets,desk,etc out of real hardwoods.I wont build cheap furniture.But Luan plywood is the best i have found for your cars. Just my opinion here. Some of the guys on here have more knowledge on interiors than i do so listen to what they say.
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I personally have always used Masonite type products. Untempered hardboard.

As far as chip board goes. I know Honda and certain other car makers still use it in door panels and seat backs/floor panels in mini vans. I just spent the last 6 months working for a QC company checking thousands of these bare panels for thickness and minor production flaws... Seems the original producer in Indiana left a couple of semi loads of panels out in the rain and a quantity of the seat back and floor panels got wet and swelled up about 1/64". Had to grade them and reject....
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i wouldnt use it for panels, just patterns only
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